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Annual Quilt Show at NYPA's Historic Lansing Manor

Contact:
Adrienne Gable
(518) 287-6380
Adrienne.Gable@nypa.gov

May 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—Over 75 beautiful, handmade quilts will be on display at the twelfth annual Lansing Manor quilt show at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quilters from Schoharie, Greene and Delaware counties will showcase their talents, styles and techniques. One lucky visitor will win a gift basket of quilter supplies. Light refreshments will also be served.

Visitors can also tour the Lansing Manor house, filled with authentic furnishings from the early 19th century. The house, celebrating its 37th season as a museum, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and operated by NYPA in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

Lansing Manor is open daily, except Tuesdays, May through October, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information and a complete calendar of events, please call 800-724-0309 or visit www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm.

While at the visitors center, guests can also experience the hands-on exhibits for people of all ages and abilities. Learn more about energy, conservation and how the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project works.

The visitors center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. Admission and parking to all events are free.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.